hotstuff (5140) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2017
Rated on 6-10-2017 at Great Black Swamp B.C. This draft beer’s appearance is a small head that mostly diminished, light hazy amber golden body, no carbonation observed, and spotty lacing. The aroma is hops, lightly fruity, sweet, and malt. The flavor presents light bitterness, hops, some fruitiness, malt, and a dry finish. This beer’s mouthfeel is light carbonation and it is light-medium bodied. This beer has a light bitter finish and not that great of a tasting beer for the style. thedm (6143) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2017
This draft brew from the brewery was served at a cool temperature and poured a very small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated body transparent golden orange colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of hops malt and rye. An OK brew just nothing special. Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Sample at the North Market Ohio Craft Beer Festival on 09/12/2015. Hazy amber color with a medium thin white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of hops, fruit and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of overripe fruit, resiny hops and grainy malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a short hoppy aftertaste. Slightly below average overall. Ron (3919) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle from Chris and Erica. Hazy amber brown with a small slightly off-white head. Medium body with light to moderate carbonation. Lots of bitterness with some fruity sweetness. Grapefruit, tropical fruits, citrus, caramel, honey and spices. Bitter ending. How come bottle does not list ABV? Feels about 7%. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2015
5oz on tap at Over Hang. Bigger, spicy citrusy hop up front. Kind of metallic and spicy quickly, though. Somewhat astringent bitterness, lighter sweet. Clear orange red color. Thin off-white head. Leaves some decent ridges of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft , lighter carbonation. Slick texture. An OK IPA. Not impressed though. Spicy and rough, a bit astringent.
Psytron (2238) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Mild smell of hop, grass. Hazy red amber colour, small beige head. Aroma of hops, earth, basement. Mid-bitter. Flat carbon, mostly bitter, faintly sweet. Too much muddy / basement aromas, lacks the freshness needed for a good IPA. Heavy body. alexsdad06 (10265) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2015
22 oz bottle picked up at a local grocery around Toledo. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a strange soapy floral character, caramel, honey sweetness, some citrus, aged hops, buttery, I don’t know the age, but this is something I would stay away from in the future. italianjohn (3108) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Golden orange pour with a off white head and light sticky lacing.... Aroma is of sweet bready malts, caramel malts and some Belgian yeast and some citrusy malts .... Tastes are sweet caramel, little citrusy, resiny and fruity Belgian yeast ... Finish is dry and piney with a lingering fruity yeast touch ....
Decent offering basically a Belgian pale ale in my humble opinion DialSquare (4967) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bomber from Anderson in Toledo. Deep orange-brown pour with dirty white head and spotty stick. Aroma is sweet bready malts and candied citrus. Tastes are sweet caramel, little butterscotch, resiny, pine hops. Sharp, almost metallic finish is most interesting aspect. Little strange overall, but not bad. Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
22 ounce bottle
Thanks to buffalohead for sharing this beer one evening. It is a passable IPA although there are enough flaws that I think Great Black Swamp has plenty of room for improvement. Even so it is nice to see something popping up between southeastern Michigan and Cleveland for those drives west. I think I may at least give them one more chance.
Aroma / Appearance - A caramel base is the color of rosy bronze. Fresh white head and sheer legs complement the foundation well. Contained within are maple sugar, sweet malts, earthy herbs, and almonds along with a dash of honey. This is fairly sweet without a strong hop presence to support it.
Flavor / Palate - Almonds emerge from a creamy mouthfeel that is the one bright spot of a middle of the road IPA. Hints of green apple show some weaknesses that cannot be masked with other flavors. The finish is not memorable; imagine a typical paint by numbers pale ale. The total result is something that shows flashes of brilliance but in the end is mired in mediocrity. Scroll past this one unless you are trying to get new breweries or have other reasons to tick anything Ohio.